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And more Hennings en español: ‘La última alegría’, containing the volume of poetry of that title “Die Letzte Freude” (The Last Joy), short pieces by and about her, and some correspondence. Available in print and in a cheap ebook edition:
Also, the comic has been translated into German, with the ti…[Read more]
An english translation of Walter Serner’s first collection of short stories has just been published by Wakefield Press (Cambridge, Mass.)
And Twisted Spoon Press (Prague) are due to publish his infamous ‘Last Loosening’ in July:
The Barbican in London (in collaboration with the Belvedere of Vienna, a very fine museum) is presenting “Into The Night”, an exhibition on nightclubs and cabaret related to modern art. I’ve not seen it yet, but the Cabaret Voltaire does feature, as does the work of Sophie Taeuber and Hans Arp in the recreation of L’Aubette.
More details…[Read more]
There is an exhibition of some of John Heartfields’s works on in London at the Four Corners gallery until February 1st 2020.
HEARTFIELD: ONE MAN’S WAR
“Revisiting the father of photomontage, John Heartfield. Armed with scissors, paste and acerbic wit, Heartfield used art as a political weapon. Risking his life under Hitler’s Third Reich, he s…[Read more]
John Levin started the topic CFP: New York Dada (Loughborough, UK, 14-15 May 2020) in the discussion dada on Humanities Commons 6 months, 1 week ago
CFP: New York Dada (Loughborough, 14-15 May 20)
Loughborough University, May 14 – 15, 2020
Deadline: Dec 9, 2019
Rethinking the Histories and Legacies of New York Dada
Over the course of the 1920s, Dada became one of the driving forces of avant-garde art production in New York. This cosmopolitan, transatlantic art movement stimulated i…[Read more]
The very useful website Dada Companion (http://www.dada-companion.com/) has gone awol; I’m currently getting a ‘server not found’ message.
It is available courtesy of the wayback machine: latest snapshot from January this year: https://web.archive.org/web/20190122105909/http://www.dada-companion.com/
Does anyone know what’s happened to the site…[Read more]
As part of the centenary events around the German Revolution, there are two dada-relevent exhibitions currently on in Berlin:
Freedom The art of the Novembergruppe 1918–1935, at the Berlinische
George Grosz in Berlin at the B…[Read more]
Just published, a Spanish translation of works by Emmy Hennings, containing her autobiiographical novel Prison, her first poetry collection Ether Poems, and a selection of short pieces from various Expressionist and Dadaist magazines.
This follows a comic book of her life, El Ángel Dada, from the same publisher, El Paseo.
El Angel…[Read more]
John Levin started the topic CFP: Dada Studies as Countercultural Practice, New York, Feb 2019 in the discussion dada on Humanities Commons 1 year, 10 months ago
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Dada Studies as Countercultural Practice: Intervening in the Art Historical Institution
Session for the College Art Association Conference
New York, New York / 13-16 February 2019
Brett M. Van Hoesen, University of Nevada-Reno
Kathryn M. Floyd, Auburn University
Abstract Deadline: August 6, 2018
What can…[Read more]
Russian Dada at the Reina Sofia, Madrid
John Levin started the topic Query: British Army archives relating to Cologne Dada? in the discussion dada on Humanities Commons 2 years, 4 months ago
Post-World War One, the British occupied Cologne, where Ernst and fellow dadaists run afoul of their censorship. At the very least, the British banned both Baargeld’s 1919 magazine Der Ventilator, and the catalogue for the Bulletin D exhibition. However, I have not found any British military archives holding documents relating to either the…[Read more]
Richard Hell of ‘Blank Generation’ fame review the recent Picabia exhibition at MOMA:
John Levin started the topic Conference: Collage, Montage, Assemblage: Collected and Composite Forms in the discussion dada on Humanities Commons 2 years, 6 months ago
A conference of interest to dada-scholars is being held in Edinburgh, 18-19 April 2018, on Collage, Montage, Assemblage:
Deadline for papers is 1st December.
It’s sponsored by the Dada & Surrealism Research Group at the University of Edinburgh, who are on twitter at: https://twitter.com/DadaSurrealism
The exhibition Dada Africa (which I saw in Zurich last year) has opened at the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris, and runs until February 19th.
(I felt it was an interesting exhibition, but could have done with some more depth, and taken a more critical eye to the Dadaists practices in this regard.)
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